Gas and Oil Plant Operators


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
111300
100331
Gas and Oil Plant Operators

Gas and Oil Plant Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Most oil companies are located in southern or western areas of the country. Examples include Alaska, California, Mississippi, Texas, and Hawaii. Refineries and distribution companies are located throughout the nation.

Major employers:

  • Oil and gas refineries
  • Oil and gas extraction companies
  • Pipeline companies
  • Chemical manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for plant operators is declining. The number of new refineries built in the future is likely to be small. Also, some refineries may close because they have outdated technology, or because they cannot comply with environmental rules.

Although the number of refineries is likely to decrease, job openings will continue to occur as operators advance to other jobs or retire.

Gas and Oil Plant Operators (CIS 100331)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,810
Small
&
-0.8%
5.8%
>>>>
177
Few
  Champaign Area
33
Small
&
-3.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
214
Large
&
1.4%
5.0%
>>>>
22
High
  Cook County
378
Small
&
-2.4%
5.6%
>>>>
36
Few
  Decatur Area
37
Medium
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
34
Very small
&
2.9%
9.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Du Page County
174
Small
&
-0.6%
5.4%
>>>>
17
Few
  Edwardsville Area
165
Large
&
1.2%
5.1%
>>>>
16
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
119
Large
&
-1.7%
5.2%
>>>>
12
High
  Lake County
82
Small
&
0.0%
8.6%
>>>>
9
Few
  McHenry County
45
Small
&
-2.2%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
11
Very small
&
-9.1%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
59
Medium
&
-3.4%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
47
Small
&
-2.1%
7.3%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
34
Small
&
-5.9%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
24
Very small
&
0.0%
7.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
40
Medium
&
5.0%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
34
Small
&
2.9%
4.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
77
Medium
&
-3.9%
6.4%
>>>>
7
Few
  Vermilion County
7
Very small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
192
Medium
&
3.1%
9.1%
>>>>
19
Moderate
United States
56,000
Small
&
-1.8%
3.7%
>>>>
5,100
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.